Grateful Dead Live at Richmond Coliseum on 1985-11-02
*DSP Notes: Doug Oade performed DSP on the transferred wav files using Waves REQ, RCL and C4 plug ins. IDR used for 32 > 16bit conversions of DAW files.
Doug's DSP comments:
The DSP I did was to accomplish three goals, one is to reduce the dynamic range, without making it sound compressed (very low ratio of 1.25 to 1), the second, to apply EQ in order to partially compensate for the LF rolloff of the mics used and finally, I used the C4 processor to reduce PA or source hiss from space that was brought up in level by the use of RCL.
*1. The majority of the Bertha opener is missing (due to a late arrival/setup - which was unusual for the Oades).
D.O.: "...we setup late and did not get the first set startup..."
*2. There is a minor pop near the start of Candyman.
D.O.: "The Candyman pop is a source pop. I remember it being a problem we had with one mic that was repaired prior to the NYE run in 85."
*3. There is a ~3 second dropout in Drums/Space starting near 02:58.
D.O.: "...it is a hard drop due to a bad spot on the master tape. My DAT has the same drop on it..."
*4. Part of the intro into the "Baby Blue" encore is missing.
D.O.: "...Baby Blue ... it was a late start, possible battery death after the second set and Jim did not notice it right away, seems like a rough night for the Oade Taping Team!"
CD-R > HD > verified mkw signature file - converted mkw to wav (mkwACT0.97b) > Tracked with CD Wave v.1.91 > compressed with mkwACT0.97b (SHN trackable - sector boundaries verified with shntool v1.02) > CD-R
Discs were laid out to try to accommodate 74 minute CDs. If track 08a (45 seconds of audience before start of 2nd set) is omitted, timing for Disc 1 will be less than 74 minutes. If you want to include d1t08a, total time for Disc 1 will be 74 minutes and 23 seconds (i.e. consider using 80 minute CD).
The decision was made to start Disc 2 with Uncle Johns Band even though Estimated Prophet segues into Uncle Johns. Its a minor transition from Estimated to Uncle Johns. Estimated ends cleanly on Disc 1 and Uncle Johns starts cleanly on Disc 2.
Once you've listened to this recording I think you'll agree that the technical issues (noted above) fade in the light of the magic that was captured in the moment. I trust you'll appreciate the quality and energy of these shows that the Oades documented so faithfully.
Thank you Doug, Jim and Carlos, for making this material available - for your tireless efforts and selfless dedication to preserving and sharing the music. ~~Conrad
Subject: big river keyboard magic
Subject: This is the one for me.
Subject: MD out of space
Subject: Love the quality
Subject: great show
only four stars because of sound quality throughout most of it (this isnt the soundboard, but the its all over now baby blue and china doll i think both sound better on this recording than on the sbd)
Subject: Invalid Download
Subject: I have been hunting China Dolls...
Subject: Rainy Richmond pt 2
That being said listening to the AUD of this show as a stand alone tape, it's worth hearing...
The Dew coming out of space is great place for that tune, and this version left me feeling rather good!
Snappy 1st set, fun Bertha, Dupress etc...
good stuff! Agian, whoever those Oade boys are, man I'd like to shake your hand and say thank you!!
one last thing, be sure to listen to 11-1-85 if you haven't already....
As we pass the 10 year mark since Jerry's passing, I've just now heard the show for the first time (not counting one really bad audience tape). Thanks for posting it!
Subject: 1985 Rules
Subject: good times
Subject: What A Night!!!
Subject: Gr eat show
Subject: This is a classic!
Subject: An all-time favorite
Subject: An all-time favorite
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